AISECT partners with Microsoft & NSDC to train women

July 23, 2021

AISECT Group has partnered with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Microsoft for their digital project operating in rural India. NSDC and Microsoft have collaborated recently to transform India into a digitally empowered nation through NSDC’s eSkill India portal. Further, Microsoft in association with NSDC has initiated a project which is a skill development programme for creating data entry executives exclusively for females, targeting beneficiaries from rural and semi-urban parts of India. The project’s target is to develop ICT-based skills in women residing in the project locations and generate employment. AISECT will implement the project in seven locations; Bemetara, Rajgarh, Narayanpur, Bijapur, Durg, Jhansi and Chitrakoot.

According to the organisation’s press release AISECT has been working for the upliftment and financial independence of females for a long time. AISECT, through its all-inclusive pro-women project, is bringing ICT centres for vocational training to women in rural and semi-urban communities. By combining free vocational training, skills development like entrepreneurship and job placement programs, the AISECT model has trained 400,000 marginalized girls in 400 districts in India till date. In addition to that number, 2,000 women entrepreneurs have also emerged from the program, successfully running their micro-enterprises, accounting for employment of 5,000 people today.

The press release further mentioned that AISECT’s CSR Partnership with Microsoft and NSDC is a further step towards meeting the objective of targeting women beneficiaries in a concerted manner and link them up with wage employment/ self-employment opportunities, by providing them quality skill development training. Previously, Under CSR activities of several corporate & PSUs like JSW Foundation, SauryaUrja, Power Grid, NALCO, AVG Global, MECL, CREDAI, NTPC, IOCL, NHDC, Schneider Electric & CFICL, AISECT has executed digital literacy, capacity building and skill development programmes for school students, youth & construction workers. More than 5000 beneficiaries have been covered under these initiatives.

Also read: AISECT: India’s Pioneer Skilling University

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